In this week’s address, the President laid out the steps he took this past week to fix our broken immigration system. Enacted within his legal authority, the President’s plan focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background checks and taxes.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will meet with his national security and public health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.
In the afternoon, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:
His Excellency Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation
His Excellency Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana
His Excellency Ammon Mutembwa, Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe
His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union
His Excellency Vasko Naumovski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia
His Excellency Tiena Coulibaly, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali
His Excellency Robinson Githae, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya
His Excellency Mohamed Soilih, Ambassador of the Union of the Comoros
His Excellency Agostinho Neto, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola
His Excellency Babacar Diagne, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President will depart Naypyitaw, Burma en route Rangoon, Burma. The departure from Naypyitaw International Airport and arrival at Yangon International Airport are open press.
Later in the morning, the President will tour the Secretariat Building. There will be travel pool coverage of this tour.
Afterward, the President will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence, and the President and Aung San Suu Kyi will hold a press conference. The meeting is closed press, and the press conference is open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Embassy to Burma and hold a civil society roundtable. This meeting with embassy employees and family members is closed press, and there will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the roundtable.
Afterward, the President will meet with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Regional Director Keri Lowry to honor the opening of a Peace Corps program in Burma. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall. This town hall at Diamond Jubilee Hall is open press.
In the evening, the President will depart Rangoon en route Brisbane, Australia. The departure from Yangon International Airport and arrival at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley are open press.
The President will remain overnight on Air Force One and arrive in Brisbane early Saturday morning.
On Saturday morning, the President will arrive in Brisbane, Australia. The arrival at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley is open press.
In Brisbane, the President will participate in a G20 leaders retreat and lunch. Both events at the Parliament House are closed press.
Following these meetings, the President will travel to the University of Queensland to deliver remarks and discuss U.S. leadership in Asia, especially on economic issues. The speech will provide an opportunity to reaffirm America’s commitment to the Asia Pacific rebalance and outline Asia policy priorities for the remainder of the President’s second term. The President’s remarks are open press.